Swenoda Township, Swift County, Minnesota

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Swenoda Township, Minnesota
Swenoda Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Swenoda Township, Minnesota
Swenoda Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°12′8″N 95°40′44″W / 45.20222°N 95.67889°W / 45.20222; -95.67889Coordinates: 45°12′8″N 95°40′44″W / 45.20222°N 95.67889°W / 45.20222; -95.67889
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Swift
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,027 ft (313 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 159
 • Density 4.4/sq mi (1.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-63904[1]
GNIS feature ID 0665756[2]

Swenoda Township is a township in Swift County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 159 at the 2000 census.


Swenoda Township was organized in 1873. Swenoda is a portmanteau of Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish, commemorating the nationalities of the pioneers who first settled in the area.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 159 people, 53 households, and 44 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.4 people per square mile (1.7/km²). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 1.6/sq mi (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 53 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.6% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.1% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 123.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,179, and the median income for a family was $51,607. Males had a median income of $36,458 versus $16,607 for females. The per capita income for the township was $32,557. None of the families and 1.4% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 10.5% of those over 64.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 541.